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Charter proposed at the Foundattion Board meeting in Vancouver, was approved by the board provided it is a working group and not a committee. During the first meeting of the working group the charter will be updated.

May 15, 2015 OpenStack Board Diversity Committee Charter

In an effort to assert and facilitate the incorporation of diversity policies into its overall strategy, the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation is committed to fostering a more inclusive and welcoming place for all people to collaborate and drive innovation and design cutting-edge data center capabilities, while finding the best answers to our most pressing challenges.

This committee will sponsor and create programs that encourage diversity by identifying and removing the barriers that keep us from having a diverse, thriving community. The programs defined by this committee will apply to the Board of Directors, OpenStack Foundation, Technical Committee, PTLs, Developers and the entire OpenStack Community. Each program will have specific success metrics and the committee will provide regular updates on all program to the Board as well as the Community.

Programs sponsored and/or created by the Diversity Committee will require Board of Directors approval. The committee will review existing Foundation programs and policies on regular basis to evaluate their performance and effectiveness. The committee will collaborate with the TC, User committee and the BoD to ensure that all programs are meeting their diversity goals.

Diversity is defined as all the ways people differ from one another including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, language, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation and other aspects. This includes elements such as personal background, experiences, education,thinking processes, approaches to problem solving and life experiences. Diversity takes into account similarities and differences in all individuals around the world and can involve multiple aspects, including geographic location, country of origin, economic class or position, cultural norms and traditional societal norms. The differences range from subtle nuances to very clear points of difference – this is the nature of diversity.

Charter Proposal by: Egle Sigler

Kavit Munshi

Imad Sousou